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Totally fascinating account of hebal medicine
on 6 March 2002
The writer covers the topic with great detail and insight. Using personal accounts from the many people she has interviewed she makes the subject come alive. The premise that many traditional remedies were never written down as they were taken for granted as common knowledge is explored, along with variations in the remedies and uses of herbs depending on factors such as social class and region of the country. Many amusing and entertaining ancedotes. Well illustrated.
A fascinating read on a fascinating topic.